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Another jet-search unknown:
How much it´s costing

Associated Press, by Leon Drouin-Keith

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Posted By:Zarin, 4/7/2014 11:41:49 AM

It´s not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost? The U.S. bill alone has run into the millions of dollars, and some countries such as China have devoted more ships and planes to the effort than the Americans have. Australia is spending more than half a million dollars a day on just one of the ships it has in the Indian Ocean. But governments and military experts say it´s difficult to come up with a full estimate for an ongoing search, especially since many

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 4/7/2014 11:58:02 AM     (No. 9801102)

The US portion of the costs will be less than Mooch´s just completed vacay in China. If our involvement helps prove that Boeing was not at fault, sales of Boeing and all US aircraft will be protected. If the recovery of the black boxes reveal that it was a Muslim pilot´s suicide, then American flagged airlines will benefit. If the US Navy can locate & retrieve the black boxes, then our detection and remote control devices will have been proven effective.

Long run, the real beneficiaries in the search could be the Chinese military, which has had unfettered access to areas around Malaysia, Vietnam and Australia. China´s ships and planes have acquired far greater knowledge of this region, info that could be used by its growing fleet of submarines and surface navy. Similar to Japanese spies in Pearl Harbor in 1940-41.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/7/2014 12:19:08 PM     (No. 9801137)

"Australia is spending more than half a million dollars a day on just one of the ships it has in the Indian Ocean".


As if it would not have cost exactly the same amount to maintain that ship for doing something else...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/7/2014 1:17:33 PM     (No. 9801216)

You´re exactly right, #1. How long before the Chinese declare a New Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere? Everyone benefits!!

Liked the comment about the Mooch woman´s shameless vacations at taxpayers expense. Smoke ´em while ya got ´em, I guess.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: melman, 4/7/2014 3:39:41 PM     (No. 9801438)

Obama´s latest vacation cost taxpayers more than they have contributed to the search.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 4/7/2014 9:07:17 PM     (No. 9801875)

No doubt China is the big winner here. Mega bullying credits, close observation of the free world´s assets in action, "moral rights" to Australia´s military bases etc. etc.

Big loss for us.

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